Jan 12, 2011

No benefits from excess fish oil for mothers or infants

Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), found in fish oil supplements, does not decrease the incidence of postpartum depression or improve infant cognitive or language development, according to a large randomized trial. Although DHA is generally accepted as a beneficial and safe dietary supplement, the results of the DHA to Optimize Mother Infant Outcome (DOMINO) trial counters findings from epidemiological studies that reported associations between increased DHA supplements and positive maternal and infant health outcomes. Read More »

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